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street is still hurting. unemployment rising. the economy? it's shrinking. gdp contracting last year for the first time in four years and consumer confidence tanking as that payroll tax hike cuts into workers' paychecks. add it all up, is it time to strike calls for more tax hikes? down. i'm brenda buttner, this is "bulls & bears." we've got gary smith, tobin smith, jonas max ferris, and john layfield and susan fox. the white house and democratic leaders still pushing tax hikes. should they be? >> absolutely not, brenda. what i don't understand is how you can propose tax hikes without looking at what the scholars say, the studies say. look, if there was studies out there says raising taxes, great for the economy, i'd get behind it. but you know what, brenda? every single scholarly study for the past 15 years has said one thing: higher taxes, negatively impact growth. it's funny, forget all that, though. if you just look anecdotally, when the left wants to inhibit behavior, whether it's energy consumption or cigarette smoking or any one of the other things they have, what's the very
your small business. sign up for your free trial today at constantcontact.com/try. >> the economy is shrinking and the economy is playing the blame game. charles: welcome, everyone, i am charles payne in for neil cavuto. the administration is saying that it was hurricane sandy and defense spending cuts and uncertainty about marcotte. one more quarter and we are in a double dip recession with us tonight is xander -- sandra smith. >> that's right, they are trying to use this report. uncertainty when it comes to tax dollars in borrowing more money. charles: the mass media, i saw a report in new york. six reasons this wasn't a bad record. did you see that? >> the media was trying to spin this in every way that they could. they were trying to make it look like a god for them. what we need to do is say that as a lack of economic growth policy. where is the job growth policies? right now we have consumer confidence levels that we just got this week. they are plummeting because people are seeing their paychecks shrink as a result of the expirations of payroll tax cuts. people have less mo
economy, keep jobs at home, how can you be sure you do the right thing. to sort through it all is todd marks. todd, great to have you on the show. thank you so much for being with us. >> oh, my pleasure, gerri. gerri: how do you know? they label these things every which way. how do you know which products are made in america? >> well, they are very serious and very complex, arcane rules governing what it means to be made in america. there's claims called qualified, made in the usa, no ambiguity. there's qualified claims, made in the u.s. of parts made in china. they are created here. gerri: hey, todd, like apple, created in california, asemilled in china. >> that confusion prompts people to scratch their head. we get letters all the time. how can it be? the laws are clear, but they are not. well, they may state that, you know, when they create laws about what it mean to be made in america, it says, in order to say it's unqualified made in america, there can be no ambiguity, and you don't want to mislead a reasonable person. you can't plant that idea. the companies do it with symbols, s
on. one at a time. is it possible to raise taxes and grow the economy simultaneously? >> absolutely. i don't think that's the best model, i think the economy can grow in spite of that. >> you have art he said that we need to put the taxes on the back burner? >> absolutely. the one we will finish this later. we will have you guys back again soon. thank you all for watching this show. we will have you back soon. t bul you hear what we found out about made in america. also, markets hit new highs. what's driving the latest run? can it last? your smart fun about to shame you in public. tonight, we have the apps that keep you in line and on time. "the willis report" is on the case. gerri: "the willis report" is on the case more on those stories in a moment, but, first, when you buy made in america, how do you really know it's made in america? labeling laws are confusing, and some products, well, they just outright lie about where it's made. if you want a healthy economy, keep jobs at home, how can you be sure you do the right hing. to sort through it all is todd marks. todd, great to have
different views on what helps the economy. russia wants more babies, and china has a one baby policy. different views on how to grow. i'm with russia. they are crazy, but with them. melissa: airport related, wonder what they think of next. a belt that lets you zip through security. it was created by a designer who knows the importance of moving at a speedy pace. you can save five seconds at the airport. wow. what do you think? >> i just -- anything to go through security quicker, but i do want just booties for my feet. when i take the shoes off, that's what they should invent, booties you just fly through security. >> that's what loafers are. >> you have to take them off. i understand that. but shoes with laces in them are a dying breed. have to hate those rules. melissa: we solved a lot of problems. >> we did, sex and shoes. melissa: thank you very much. that's all the "money" we have for now today. we'll see you here tomorrow. the "will las report" is next. gerri: hi, everybody, i'm gerri willis. president obama disbands the jobs council, why it failed, and why nothing it taking it
are off 80, pushing us. let's go back to the economy. president obama and harry reid wants to tax the rich more. more revenue, they say. that means higher taxes. saying his policies will cause the economy to grow. this year. joining us from nashville. art laffer. what you say, if we raise taxes more this year, are we going to grow the economy stronger? >> we can do something, if we broaden the tax base dramatically and lower rates, we can really get the economy growing, but i don't think that is what he is talking about. he is just talking about rubbing the base. stuart: you take money away from a certain group of people and spread it around to the others. >> i don't think we need more taxes, stuart. and by the way, the point harry reid makes, which is correct as far as the senate goes, they were elected to the senate and obama was reelected, but so was the house numbers. the house numbers were elected on their policies as well, 235 republicans, they were not elected to increase spending and push higher tax rates is and they control the house. so using this political argument is a fault, i
] charles: hold on, hold on. one at a time. is it possible to raise taxes and grow the economy simultaneously? >> absolutely. i don't think that's the best model, i think the economy can grow in spite of that. >> you have art he said that we need to put the taxes on the back burner? >> absolutely. the one we will finish this later. we will have you guys back agai. david: friday numbers will be critical. melissa francis is next. melissa: i'm melissa francis and here's what's "money" tonight. what did boeing's management know and when did they know it? a new report says boeing was aware of the dreamliner's battery problems all along. so why wasn't anything done? we have a top former air safety official to weigh in on that one. >>> plus gdp growth comes to a screeching hot happen. major reason is because government spending plunged 15%. isn't that a good thing? trying to bring you a silver lining. the power panel talks about. >>> they are helping to soften the blow for its employees. maybe something to suggest to your boss tomorrow. the company's ceo joins us exclusively with the
, there is no such thing as recovery in sight, we have no economy policy, we have no energy policy, fuel is back up. i mean, people wonder why consumer confidence and confidence from the business owners is down? and the president pulls a you know deal like this, come on. this guy campaigned on jobs and the economy, he gave an inaugural speech on what? immigration, constructing royds and more liberal rhetoric, you know what, this is a step to socialist ladder forget rid of small business then we can control the big guys, i am frustrated and angry. tom: i hear it. marco, you have seep the president, i get up in the morning i think about jobs, i go on bet at night i think about jobs, do you think he has forgotten? >> i don't think he nearly forgotten about it, i think he doesn't know how to create jobs. it is the smalln 'n small busins that create them, if you have not run a business how in the world do you know how to create jobs this is why the count was important and should have been important. >> thank you very much. push to help illegals is on, but nobody is talking about how the cost will add up, we he
a great night. ♪ lou: >> a very good evening. i'm lori rothman. the obama -- obama economy heading a stumbling block, suffering its first decline since the end of the recession. the government cutting spending and u.s. businesses trying down inventories in the fourth quarter causing the economy to contract for the first time in more than three years. u.s. gross domestic product falling a rate of a tenth of a percent, that is the worst performance since the second quarter of 2009. this is growing at a 3% clip in the third quarter of last year. the federal reserve today saying that growth has stalled, but telling the public temporary, pledging to continue with the easy money policy into the outlook for employment improved substantially, the news coming as somewhat of late surprised as economists predicted. the economy hit with super storm sandy in late october causing extensive damage along the east coast, seen as a major factor. economists see the same growth in excess of 3 percent will be needed to significantly lower unemployment and get at least some of the 23 million unemployed
the economy, and but drug-traffickers out of business. but, it is a slippery slope. ron crumble from within. i agree with you. we also asked the question of gerriwillis.com. 453 to 45 percent said yes, 57 percent said no. more obamacare drama. the congressional budget office estimated the health care law will cost over a trillion dollars over the next ten years and is questioning readiness of the state insurance exchanges. never fear, cbo, the states are hiring navigators, tens of thousands of workers needed to help people register for the health insurance exchanges. according to the "washington post," state officials are facing a herculean task of finding these navigators. long-term cost will have to come from the exchanges, which will rely on fees from insurers. the money for fees will not be available until 2014, far after the navigator's will have to be working in in place. in the meantime, some workers may be funded by federal grants, private money domestic budgets, not good news for most states facing financial straits. california alone is planning to hire 21,000 of these exchange helper
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of an economy. rich: if any of the amendments pass, the bill then heads back to the house. the senate will very likely said this bill to the president's desk this evening. the sequester beginning in march in a large portion of government authority running out march 7. if they fail to reach a spending puma we will have another government shutdown. back to you. connell: let's bring in band manager. -- let's bring in dan and. the president is a bully. is that what that means? >> clearly, john boehner is now understanding that what is going on is he is in the thunder dome. rather than in a good-faith negotiation with the president. i am so glad, dagen, in your introduction $450 at least twice. $450 billion is incomprehensible. the democrats are arguing that the to spend this money because they feel that with the economy weak public spending will lift the economy. every dime spent will raise the economy a dollar $0.50. the republicans are arguing that rather than say spend -- let's talk about this the questionnaire. rather than spend that $69 billion, let's take it and put that 69 billion back in th
sure the software economy of 9/11 did not jeopardize her ability to create jobs and opportunities for americans at home. tax rates coming down. people should understand the entrepreneurial spirit of america needs to have a predictable tax policy and weight that do not burden the road. right now we have tax rate discussions that ur economy and that's not good. liz: it's hard to understand. the average hard-working american doesn't always understand what is happening. basically presidt george w. bush got vilified for raising the. despite the fact that on his watch the berlin wall fell, the soviet union collapsed or it at the same time, this president that we have a thing that saying that i will not raise taxes on the middle class family. i won't even raise capital gains taxes. how are we, in this day and age, when president barack obama does not get criticized? >> people should look at what the first president bush did when he did have new taxes. it cost him reelection, but he did the right thing. he got something. he he got disciplined into the federal government. he drove discipli
, we are growing, not fast enough. i mean the economy is doing all right. and, you know, the question is going to be now what does congress and president do together. melissa: simon, we're not growing. it is negative. that is the point of the segment. we're not growing. >> i understand. the thing is the economy is doing all right. it is not doing really bad. it is not doing really great. somewhere in the middling place it has been last couple years. that didn't substantially change. as you heard from the other guests. the key thing what is congress and the president going to do? how do we balance need for more growth with also deficit reduction in the next few months. that is where the big battle will be in washington i think. >> let me answer that question. melissa: go ahead. >> i think it is a good one. this is the big political battle, this is one of the reasons i think that the huge fiscal stimulus we had in 2009 was such a expensive mistake because what we did essentially we overloaded the economy with all of this deluge of government spending and essentially what we've done now
had a lot of smart people who work with us here in chattanooga, and, of course, as the economy went bad, that was a downer for everyone, and then the stimulus money came along. we, fortunately, had already completed a very comprehensive business plan that showed that the system would work, and it would pay for itself over time with the savings that can be achieved from the new technology. melissa: yeah, they were giving away good money after bad for, you know, whatever project was going, so you might as well grab it and spend it on good if they spend it no matter what. geek move, awards $11,250 for moving into the city, $10,000 for expenses, and 12,000 for moving. how many show an interest in the opportunity? >> we've had a hundred applications and we'll filter through them. it is a success based on a similar success a few years ago with artists, encouraging people to move here for a specific purpose, and we have neighborhoods where houses are going wadding. geeks, that's a good term in chattanooga, urban pioneers frequently, so with a little incentive, we can bring individuals to c
in washington are giving us what is good for the economy and that is a on a diet while the private sector continues to grow and when you compare us to the last expansion there were 150,000 private sector jobs added herman in the last expansion and in this expansion there are 200,000. believe it or not washington may be helping us. dagen: if times are so great, why is the ten year treasury below 2% on a yield? why hasn't the bond bear market showed up yet? which you were calling for last march? >> you are right. i got to tell you it has probably more to do with the craziness of central bankers than anything else? i was just in davos last weekend we spent a lot of time talking about the monetary policy, what is going on, how unorthodox this all is. the thing that i said to mark carney of the head of the bank of england was waived lb into uncharted waters and acknowledging we don't know how to get home we decided to sell deeper into uncharted waters. we are setting ourselves up for major problems. the fact that the fed continues to keep interest rates this low especially when i can point to
at the same time. >> how can they get ahead when they do not have the economy and the jobs and the opportunities. >> it is utterly wrong. >> i think this is her rent this. >> it is an honor for me to help out my mother. >> everyone just piles into one house because nobody can afford their own things. stuart: any last comments on the sandwich generation? >> it was like we were in the 40s and 50s. stuart: our time is up. dagen and connell, it is yours. dagen: thank you, stuart. i am dagen mcdowell. connell: i am connell mcshane. the economy when it negative. private-sector job growth offering some hope for the road ahead. connell: you only see this on the fox business network. elizabeth macdonald ringing exclusive video showing us how hospitals are putting money before patients. dagen: research in motion rolling out the blackberry ten. a band-aid for a gaping head wound. connell: i love name changes. dagen: let's go to nicole petallides at the stock exchange. good morning. nicole: let's talk about the markets. the dow is down about 14 points right now. we have had the dow not
past the hour. ♪ ♪ stuart: the financial times headline, u.s. slips into reverse. the economy is shrinking. the word recession is on the table. we have the worst so-called recovery in generations. our debt goes up by a trillion a year. the white house says the republicans are to blame, spending cuts are to blame. super storm sandy is to blame. excuses. the numbers are what they are. the economy is sinking. president obama's policies seem to be failing. his approval rating is at a three year high. arnie and company about to begin. aving triplets. [ babies crying ] surprise -- your house was built on an ancient burial ground. [ ghosts moaning ] surprise -- your car needs a new transmission. [ coyote howls ] how about no more surprises? now you can get all the online trading tools you need without any surprise fees. ♪ it's not rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. it's just common sense. all stations come over to mithis is for real this time. step seven point two one two. rify and lock. command is locked. five seconds. three, two, one. standing by for capt
. surprise contraction in gdp. the economy shrinking for the first time in three and a half years. lori: also, betting big on library. research in motion changing its name and unveiling the highly anticipated blackberry 10 device. coming up in minutes. the ceo thorsten heins. melissa: and it turns out japan's two largest airlines have had problems with the dreamliner battery long before the issue. time for stocks as we do every 15 minutes, let's head to the floor of the new york stock exchange. nicole petallides. those gdp numbers keeping the dow away from 14,000. nicole: they certainly did throughout the morning. it brings concern when there is no good gdp numbers. there has been less on defense and concerns, let's take a look now, much like we have seen recently where the dow goes over that one change line over and over again. today seems to be no different as we are back in positive territory. we haven't taken out our highs we saw yesterday, five year highs for the s&p 500, dow jones the thrills, russell 2000. we have had a lot of names and a lot of these indexes hitting these highs we hav
, they are reporting as well. also the very latest reading on gdp showing our economy, well, it's moving in the wrong direction or at least it was in the third quarter. a lot of people say it was an anomaly, a lot of other factors like hurricane figured into those numbers, but are we slipping into a recession? some people are beginning to think so. the fed just said growth paused in recent months. i will be asking a harvard professor if he was -- if he thinks we're in a recession. he was president reagan's chief economic advisor. liz: david we have qualcomm numbers. adam has them. we see right now that the stock is at least in the initial moments moving higher. adam? adam: it is moving higher up over 3%. here's why, it's a beat on both fronts liz. earnings per share came in at $1.26. the street was expecting $1.13. the revenue 6.02 billion, street was expecting 5.9 billion. so qualcomm continues to perform well, especially on revenue. liz? liz: let's keep in mind that qualcomm is in very high end smart phones but they are pushing as paul jacobs the ceo told me in davos last year -- last week, that th
if the numbers are so bad. >> there were signs that the economy is holding. particularly, when you look at the strength in the fourth quarter, for all the complaints, the economy is showing resilience in the face of the mess going on in washington. in a way, that is good news and i can be positive for stocks. there is nothing in this report that would suggest the fed will change anytime soon. we will continue to see more buying of treasury security, the liquidity will continue to benefit the equity markets. melissa: i was also surprised to see an upward revision for september and december. if you put together the upward revisions, it was an extra 127,000 jobs that we did not know about. >> the tricky thing about the gdp number, though, digging under the surface, it was quite strong. stronger in the fourth quarter than it has been since the beginning of 2012. i think the strong employment numbers and income numbers kind of fit together. melissa: michelle girard, thank you so much. appreciate it. have a good day. lori: ubs getting bearish on the bond market. a new investor classification
killing this economy. the first day back in session the senate voting on a bill that will increase spending by $60 billion, the house wasn't willing to pass an amendment that would offset by spending by strong revisions elsewhere. congress unwilling to pay for the spending and instead want to keep throwing money at a problem. liz: hurricane santa hit a part the u.s. the size of western europe. it was devastating. not all the money will go toward helping out these victims, a lot of it will go to other spending on other items. do you find that to be a problem? all sorts of other things loaded into it. >> less than 50% of the money is actually going to disaster relief for the victims of sandy. sending money to fisheries in alaska. work on the roof of the smithsonian institute. the power of naming things, pet project underneath piggybacking off of disaster and this is why we are 15 to $16 trillion in debt. until the american people hold folks in congress and the president accountable, this is going to continue. we have to get to the crux of the problem. the problem is the american peop
, an unexpected jump of over 38,000 from the prior week's four year low. the obama economy seems stuck in neutral. recoveries fragile. yesterday the drop in gdp. tomorrow's january unemployment report expected to remain. critics said the president has not remained lazar focused on creating jobs, and the dissolution of the jobs council is just the latest example of that. fox news senior white house correspondent with our report. >> more than one year after his last meeting with the group, president obama is now reviewing the charter for is jobs council. the unemployment rate is falling a little more than a percentage point as the council's first meeting two years ago and no one in the white house says it has fallen far enough. officials defend the council's work in mr. obama's interaction with it. >> the jobs council provided us a series of ideas, many of which the president acted on. it did not require some leaves us ideas to be generated. >> from the start critics believe the council was intended to create the appearance of action in the face of soaring unemployment. it only met four times and h
most important part of our economy. >> i am part of that 1%, i am not touting anything to my friends, we needed to cut $4 trillion to get our fiscal responsibility in order, it is not going to happen with all spending, you need taxes to be parts. charles: i want to say, what is more important, growing the economy? or taxing the economy? do you think that, more pro-business, pro-growth agendas just offered up even as a olive branch we could get enough businesses and people out there to pay regular taxes but fill that void are talking about. >> i am absolutely for growing the economy, you need fiscal responsibility and growth, you need both, this is not going to happen overnight. right now about 14%, okay? of our money, our money comes from revenues, 25%, spending, the gap is too big, we need to narrow down, where it was 3%, you need revenues up, you need spending down, both have to happen together. charles: it does not fel like, that the president got a huge victory, a big time tax hike. very little spending cut. and there is dropping hints today or during super bowl, -- a lot of time
government spending. maybe the economy slows down a little bit peter. peter: that's right. a big chunk of that was defense spending and the questions about the fiscal cliff and all these other things that combine to inventory. listen, but the inventory number in the gdp report, there was a shrinkage there that was unexpected. that means that eventually everybody has to increase their inventories; right? so that's good going forward. that means economic activity going forward. liz: silver lining here. listen, i don't have to search hard for it. i don't think it was that bad. it stuns people to see the minus sign and the.1. when you do see the government spending down, defense down 22%. consumer looked better, the best since we have seen i guess since q1 of 2012. thanks peter very much. let's get to the floor show and get the real reaction from the traders themselves. new york stock exchange, cme group and the nymex. let's go to john brady at the cme. what reaction did you immediately see? give us the inside scoop, that prism through which you are looking where you said wait a minute thi
solyndra, exxon is more than profitable, and it puts money back into the economy in the form of nearly $37 billion in energy investments. stop making them out to be the bad guys. like you have other successful americans that take pride in a u.s. company being number one in the world. that's a good thing. coming up next, traders seem to love today's jobs nubers, but were they really all that good? our political panel weighs in, and stocks on a roll, lately, topping numbers not seen since 2007. how long will it last, and how high will they go? coming up. coming up. ♪ [ kitt ] you know what's impressive? a talking car. but i'll tell you what impresses me. a talking train. this ge locomotive can tell you exactly where it is, what it's carrying, while using less fuel. delivering whatever the world needs, when it needs it. ♪ after all, at's the point of talking if you don't have something important to say? ♪ you know how painful heartburn can be. for fast, long lasting relief, use doctor recommended gaviscon®. only gaviscon® forms a protective barrier that helps block stomach acid from s
, great for the economy. david: we will see what happens. a dysfunctional bureaucracy. how about a little bit of help at the gas pump. the governor is looking to completely do away with the state capital. no state has ever done that before. he wants to get rid of his. with us to tell us why coming up later. liz: adam shapiro, how did they do? adam: earnings per share is a miss. revenue came in 699.2 million, the street expecting 698.89 million. one of the things they are saying in the report, they see sales being flat to low single digits, same-store restaurant sales excluding additional prices. last quarter talk about the need to raise prices but they are excluding that going forward into 2013. liz: i see an additional $100 million to repurchase shares of share. david: let's get some details on what is happening with these numbers as soon as they come in. and our market panel. managing director. larry, i want to go to you first come it looks like in between news after hours, the stock not being affected at all. >> not be affected at all. it is a very good by long-term. they're getting in
and this would then depend on the economies of some of these emerging markets remaining stable and growing of course? >> well, there are two forms. there's the high rollers and the mass market. and the mass market is pretty high end. you go into these casinos at nighttime, and it's very hard to find a table under $25. these people like tables. they don't like to play slots. liz: i have to ask, you go there and you look at each of these and you watch the action there, like the james bond movie? >> yeah, i think i've lost my last nine games. very hard to do that. liz: i won't even play the penny slots, forget it. when you were looking because you have been so cautious and so smart with a little luck thrown in, when you're looking to commit money to a certain stock to put in the fund, what are the things you look for? >> we look for basically businesses that grow, especially businesses -- liz: that's quite simple actually. >> businesses that generate cash. we like the cash to come out sometime or another. a good example of a business we don't like is amazon. cash never comes out of the bottom
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, and it puts money back into the economy in the form of nearly $37 billion in energy investments. stop making them out to be the bad guys. like you have other successful americans that take pride in a u.s. company being number one in the world. that's a good thing. coming up next, traders seem to love today's jobs numbers, but were they really all that good? our political panel weighs in, and stocks on a roll, lately, topping numbers not seen since 2007. how long will it last, and how high will they go? coming up. coming up. ♪ [ woman ] if you have the audacity to believe your financial advisor should focus on your long-term goals, not their short-term agenda. [ male announcer ] join the nearly 7 million investors who think like you do. face time and think time make a difference. at edward jones, it's how we make sense of investing. at legalzoom, we've created a better place to handle your legal needs. maybe you have questions about incorporating a business you'd like to start. or questions about protecting your family with a will or living trust. and you'd like to find the right attorney t
and the economy that's actually shrinks, well, harry reid says this is a recovery. okay. we'll talk about it. "varney and company" is about to begin. [ babies crying ] surprise -- your house was built on an ancient burial ground. [ ghosts moaning ] surprise -- your car needs a new transmission. [ coyote howls ] how about no more surprises? now you can get all the online trading tools you need without any surprise fees. ♪ it's not rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. it's just common sense. all stations come over to mithis is for real this time. step seven point two one two. rify and lock. command is locked. five seconds. three, two, one. standing by for capture. the most innovative software on the planet... dragon is captured. is connecting today's leading companies to places beyond it. siemens. answers. charles mckinney a -- charl: a bomb goes off in tour key, killing two, one expected to be the bomber. the bomb went off inside the security perimeter. no damage to the embassy reported, and we will bring you update to the story as they come in. now, of course, let's
about uncertainties for the economy going forward and fiscal uncertainty more importantly noted until washington can get it right it might be difficult for businesses to function properly and grow, and he actually made it very obvious when he last spoke. a look at the one-year chart down 2.1%. lori: thank you. melissa: stocks struggling after a flurry of jobless claims. december personal income grew by the largest amount in eight years, held by dividend payouts as everybody tries to avoid higher tax rates on those. the latest reading on manufacturing came in the best level in nine months. that is positive. following the gdp report. that is not good. what does it say about the recovery? it is confusing. joining me now. we go through the list, it is basically all bad except the chicago pmi number. what is your take? >> my view is the latest data suggests this remains the olympus economic recovery since the second world war and we ought to be happy the u.s. economy grows by 2% once again in 2013. this is an economy growth wise that is simply moving sideways. melissa: sideways even is opt
are focusing on the domestic economy. connell: i hate the media, by the way. charles: don't you? the gdp report was great. the thing that was posted last week was really good. certainly a lot of yellow flags. dagen: hangnail, blame the media. john is, blame the media. connell: let's go to bob, talk about betting on american companies. joining us by telephone today from annapolis. always great to have both on the show. we pull back a little bit today, your positive on the market overall though. what do you make of where we are right now? >> we have come a long way in a short. of time. surprised it didn't happen sooner in my view. i think we are digesting the games. but will we get acceptable economic growth, acceptable earnings growth and will the risks like u.s. politics stay out of the way? the answer is yes and my guess for now it is yes. the path of least resistance is higher. connell: even if you are right, people say boy, initial investors, we will talk later about the fact they have been getting more involved in the market and the inflow starting to look better on that front, but some of
. this has really serious implications. if people stop shopping or -- listen, we have an economy where the gdp number comes out tomorrow that is just short of chugging along. this is really serious stuff. connell: bob schiller later on housing because that is the other side of it. give us a stock pick today. charles: radioshack. i said i would not chuckle. nevertheless, you know what, you remember alexander's -- went from $78 to $12. they do have to reorganize, but they stop selling inexpensive close and all of a sudden there real estate was worth a lot. the volume has been astronomical. it is extraordinarily high risk. something may be going on there. connell: we will take your word for it. charles, thank you. nicole petallides joined as every 15 minutes with stocks now. nicole: i am watching the number one winner on the s&p 500 today. they are pushing near the five-year highs. they are confirming that they are looking to seek five seats on the board there. if they get on there, they will be likely to spin off assets. sell off the retail operation. there are some people who speculate
. a serious slowdown in the economy, that is bad. that is how we start today, the good and the bad. good morning, everyone. the news we are just not growing. our economy is contracting. the economy is shrinking. what a way to start the second term and the president will take the heat with four years into a so-called recovery and failing to uncover real prosperity. now the good, good news on stocks. most people have a piece of a stock market. her money has been on a tear. with housing up as well, maybe middle america will get a wealth effect. "varney & co." about to begin. money. which would be fine if bob were a vampire. but he's not. ♪ he's an architect with two kids and a mortgage. luckily, he found someone who gave him a fresh perspective on hisortfolio. and with some planning and effort, hopefully bob can retire at a more appropriate age. it's not rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritde. stuart: good morning, "varney & co." viewers. big trouble for boeing. in a report from japan says the batteries were a concern months before the first reported fire. in fact they h
projects like solyndra, exxon is more than profitable, and it puts money back into the economy in the form of nearly $37 billion in energy investments. stop making them out to be the bad guys. like you have other successful americans that take pride in a u.s. company being number one in the world. that's a good thing. coming up next, traders seem to love today's jobs numbers, but were they really all that good? our political panel weighs in, and stocks on a roll, lately, topping numbers not seen since 2007. how long will it last, and how high will they go? coming up. ♪ [beep] [indistinct chatter] [kids talking at once] [speaking foreign language] [heart beating] [heartbeat continues] [faint singing] [heartbeat, music playing louder] ♪ i'm feeling better since you know me ♪ ♪ i was a lonely soul, but that's the old me... ♪ announcer: this song was created with heartbeats of children in need. find out how it can help frontline health workers bring hope to millions of children at everybeatmatters.org. studios in new york city, it's "the willis report" with gerri willis. gerri: beaut
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